Icelandair Statement on Boeing 737 MAX Operations
Icelandair Group has decided to temporarily suspend operations of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft until further notice.
The Company will follow any further developments closely, working with local, European, and American authorities regarding next steps. Based on the available information, Icelandair’s thorough safety processes and the training of its crew, the Company is confident in the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
On 10 April, Icelandair announced changes to its flight schedule until mid June 2019 due to the suspension of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. It is now expected that the suspension will last longer and Icelandair has therefore updated its flight schedule until 15 July. To minimize the impact on its passengers, the Company entered into leasing agreements in April regarding three additional aircraft that will be in operation until the end of September. These are two 262-seat Boeing 767 and one 184-seat Boeing 757-200. In comparison, the Boeing 737 MAX have 160-178 seats.
Passengers that will be affected by the suspension will be notified accordingly. We encourage all passengers to update their booking under „Manage Booking“ and make sure they have their email and mobile numbers entered correctly to make sure they receive all the right information.